Hunting Eagle

Bald eagles appeared to be fairly common in the Kawuneeche Valley in the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. This one was hanging out near the lightly flowing Colorado River. Photo taken Nov 13, 2009.

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BLong

BLong - Nov 25, 2009 12:08 am - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

I saw one of these beautiful animals up at a hut outside of Aspen yesterday.

johnmnichols

johnmnichols - Nov 25, 2009 7:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

Thanks. They are amazing to watch. We saw them several times in the Kawuneeche Valley over our two days there. In fact, I think there's a stretch of the Colorado River below Shadow Mountain Lake that's closed to hikers during the winter due to eagle nesting.

Mountain_girl

Mountain_girl - Nov 30, 2009 1:56 am - Voted 10/10

Great!

Wow, that is great luck to see those birds so close. I have not had the chance, yet. Thank you so much for posting!

johnmnichols

johnmnichols - Nov 30, 2009 8:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks! I did get lucky this time. All my other attempted photos of bald eagles capture their backside off in the distance as they're flying away.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Jan 21, 2010 10:23 am - Voted 10/10

breathtaking animal photos

Absolutely stunning collection of pics, John!

What can I say...congrats and thanks for sharing!

All the best from Dublin

Tomek

johnmnichols

johnmnichols - Jan 22, 2010 8:16 am - Hasn't voted

Thanks again.

Just happen to be at the right place at the right time. Wish I had a camera with me for the many encounters I've had trail running in the mountains...

ojo - Oct 21, 2011 4:38 am - Voted 10/10

fantastic..

..I can't say more! saludos jane.

johnmnichols

johnmnichols - Oct 21, 2011 7:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: fantastic..

Thanks! It's always a special treat to see an eagle in the backcountry.

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